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R.A.F. Survival Dinghy Signal Flare Tin

R.A.F. Survival Dinghy Signal Flare Tin

Code: SOLD-991

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Box No. 381 MK.1. Red painted metal tin approx. 9 x 6 x 3cms. This contained 3 red star distress flare cartidges 'Signal 1" Red MK.XII.T'. for use with a Very pistol. These were issued with one-man and multi-man dinghies to enable the downed airmen to attract the attention of passing aircraft or ships. The tin was manufactured by The Metal Box Co. in 1944. The tin has some surface wear and corrosion - mainly to the area around the base. Empty. Rare to find. See p. 68/9 of 'Luftwaffe Vs RAF' Vol. 2 for further information. Stock code M18335.